Nik [or is it Mr. Jakson? No, only if I’m nasty] has taken to addressing you, the reader, a lot lately, and I like it. It’s something I do from time to time, and I think it’s something I should do more. I don’t much care for it when I write something that stretches for pages without ever acknowledging that someone out there may actually be taking the time to read it.
Hello! Whatever your left hand is touching just exploded. Be honest… is anyone out there now neutered?
So, I have a question for you, the reader: what should I be posting? Should I follow Nik’s lead and go in the direction SE is taking of being a news aggregator, posting stories I find interesting from elsewhere? Should I write more on political theory? More on religion? More fiction? More humor? More humor that’s actually funny? Whoa, whoa… let’s be realistic, here…
I feel like I’ve neglected not so much my duty to Skeptical Eye the past couple weeks, but also the opportunity. I’ve been unusually busy in my real life of late (for a while, I had begun to question if I even had one of those anymore). Do you want to read about what’s happening here? Scratch that, I know you don’t. You may think you do, but it’s not a good story, one mostly centered on cleaning and necessary chores, sort of a male Cinderella tale without magic. I’m shopping the movie rights, but so far no takers.
But what about old stories? I mean, I’m not ancient, by any means. I may be the youngest contributor on SE (anyone younger than 27?), but I did some weird things in my life, and the financial privilege of the family I come from has afforded me some interesting opportunities. Not lucrative ones, but many that take vaudevillian turns (sorry, no musical numbers… yet).
I’ve always been someone who thrives on format (see: my blog’s weekly features). Sitting down and knowing what I am going to write makes it easier, and it helps even more as I’m going through my day-to-day life while not blogging to have in the back of my mind, “Be on the lookout for weird words, Wednesday is coming up.”
So, any ideas (even crudely insulting ones) are more than welcome. I wait with baited breath to see how many stars this gets…
Note: if you want me to kill myself, please be specific regarding method.